OASE Summer Student Internship Program

The Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE) wants you as a paid intern to conduct Pollution Prevention research at a local busines

What is Pollution Prevention?

Pollution prevention (P2) is any practice that reduces, eliminates, or prevents pollution at its source, also known as "source reduction."  Implementing P2 best practices can improve efficiency, prevent wasted resources and save money.

As an OASE intern

You will be matched with an Oregon business to create sustainability solutions for industry practices. During this 10-week internship, you will conduct research that can help improve efficiency, save money, and reduce waste. Project topics include energy or water audits toxics reduction, green chemistry, and life cycle assessment.

Additionally, you will benefit from

  • Hands on experience in project development and management
  • Collaboration with industry
  • Mentorship by an OASE engineer or scientist
  • Communicating science to interdisciplinary audiences


Internships are open to any student in Oregon with graduate or advance undergraduate training in engineering, environmental science, sustainability science, physical science, green chemistry, economics, or business.

Important dates

  • OASE Summer Program: June 18 – August 31, 2018
  • Application deadline: April 9, 2018

Contact Information

Research and Scholars Program Leader:  Sarah Kolesar, 541-737-8695, Email